PHILADELPHIA, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has once again ranked among the country's finest in the 2016-17 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of Best Children's Hospitals announced today. Eight of CHOP's clinical programs ranked within the top three nationally in each of the 10 specialty areas evaluated in the U.S. News survey. CHOP ranked second overall on the Honor Roll and is the only pediatric hospital in the tri-state region named to the prestigious list.
The annual U.S. News rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. hospitals in each of these pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology.
"To be ranked among the top pediatric hospitals is an honor, which reflects our commitment to provide the optimum care for every child and family we serve," said Madeline Bell, president and chief executive officer of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "The level of clinical excellence among the hospitals evaluated makes our inclusion gratifying and I am proud of our dedicated and talented physicians, nurses and clinical support staff for their efforts on behalf of our patients," Bell said.
The U.S. News survey methodology combines clinical and operational data, results from a reputational survey of board-certified pediatric specialists, and supplemental information from resources such as the National Cancer Institute. Most of the 183 facilities surveyed for the 2016-17 Best Children's Hospitals rankings are either freestanding children's hospitals or a "hospital within a hospital" – a large and essentially autonomous multidisciplinary pediatric department within a major medical center. In the 2016-17 rankings, 78 of the 183 surveyed hospitals were ranked in one or more specialties. The Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll recognizes hospitals with scores in the top 10 percent in at least three specialties. The 2016-17 Honor Roll lists 11 such hospitals. Almost all are members of the Children's Hospital Association (CHA).
About The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 535-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu.
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